Turkey day! We are making Thanksgiving dinner for our church this weekend. In a magical turn of luck we traded our older children to grandma in exchange for her electric roaster, which means that the only child that needed entertaining while we spent 6 hours cooking was an easy-to-entertain Thea. The big girls, when I called to tell them goodnight, were busy painting a Nativity set for grandma. Ella had just finished a camel and was about to start on a donkey; Käthe had done a star and was working on a pig.
Tom and I considered going to a movie, as babies are surprisingly easy to take to the theater. In the end we stopped by the video store and picked up a couple of movies to watch at home. Better popcorn here. And ice cream. And beer. Those three items are on my father's menu every night. (Fiber, and calcium, and that "one drink is good for your heart" beer. It's done him well so far.)